While my true calling is extreme minimalism, in every sense of the term, maximalism has its place, not in my home, but perhaps yours. Where I would be completely comfortable moving into the Donald Judd Foundation and sleeping on a rug on the floor of an otherwise barren room, that’s not for everyone. Maximalism is minimalism’s often forgotten sibling because, unless impeccably curated, maximalism can easily look less chic and more like an episode of Hoarders. However, when well done, few things are more impressive than a room filled to the brim that doesn’t feel overcrowded or cluttered.Since the divorce of architectural and interior design (once a single job shared by one individual) designers have been curating their homes and the homes of others with bizarre, wild, and sometimes gaudy abandon.
Tony Duquette, whose work ranges from sets and costumes for Fred Astaire musicals to jewelry for Gucci, also embodied the bizarre boldness of maximalism. His work in film, fashion, fine art, interior design, and jewelry design helped set the tone for what is accepted as contemporary maximalism. If this were music he would be The Beatles, his voice is present everywhere, still today.A few favorite contemporary sources to use for a maximalist idea book are Kelly Wearstler, Catherine Martin, and House of Hackney. All three offer great products and ideas ranging from wallpaper and rugs, to chachkies and furniture. The best place to start with maximalism is finding the things you love and let them drown you start a collection of something, start a collection of collections.
Photography: Heath Daniel
6512 White Bluff Road
7,955 Retail SF
Built in 2007, this extremely well constructed and maintained multi-unit retail/office building has long standing tenants and is situated in a prime location. The building, a three unit two story frame, boasts 5,978 SF first floor retail (occupied by Two Smart Cookies) and the second level contains 1,977 SF of office space (formerly an attorney’s office). The property is zoned PBC, offers 27 parking spaces, and is located on heavily traveled White Bluff Road (34,567 views per day), adjacent to Hunter Army Airfield and blocks from the Oglethorpe Mall. With a net operating income of $117,679.00 there is an 8.12% return on investment.
Contact Casey Howard at 912.661.3215 or stop in at Judge Realty, located at 347 Abercorn Street.
Photography: Matt Slade
440 Price Street
2 Beds/ 2.5 Baths
Agent: Bobby Vermillion
Built in 1891 for Richard D. Guerard, this extremely well maintained home offers immaculate hardwood floors throughout with soaring ceilings and original details. With a convenient location at the corner of Price and Gordon, the property boasts an amazing two off-street parking spaces and a completely fenced in courtyard that is perfect for entertaining. Currently used as a vacation rental, this home created a $60,000 income in 2015 and has a projected income of $80,000 in 2016. Ideal for a growing family or an investment, this property cannot be missed and has touches of home everywhere, epitomizing southern comfort and charm.
To schedule a viewing or learn more about this property, contact Bobby Vermillion at 912.509.1000 or come to Judge Realty at 347 Abercorn Street.
We recently began the process of researching the history behind Judge Realty’s home, and with each new discovery the cosmos came together with resounding clarity: 347 Abercorn Street was built and bolstered by women. The original home, 124 East Jones Street, built for Mary A. Grimball in 1850, grew decade after decade down Abercorn Street into what it is today.
After a fire in June of 1852, destroying most of the eastern portion of Jones Lane between Drayton and Abercorn, Grimball sold the property (after purchasing the lots now known as 340-347 Abercorn) to William F. Chaplin in 1855. Chaplin later signed the whole of the property over to his daughter. Ida, a pivotal character in the history and pride of 347 Abercorn Street, left the property as is until after The Reconstruction ended, then in 1879 she rapidly began to improve and invest in the property and land, building the original structures that would later be the foundation for the current 347 Abercorn.Maps: Georgia Historical Society
In 1904, 347 Abercorn Street had its first tenants: sister dressmakers, Miss J. and May Speir. From 1911 to 1916 the property was held as a private residence to several individuals, all women, until J. J. O’ Brien purchased the building in 1917. For the next 13 years, the widowed Mrs. R. J. O’ Brien would defy gender roles and rent the building out to various tenants, all male, including The Abercorn Pressing Club, Futrell & Byrd Co., and Freese Grocery.
In 1950, 340-343 Abercorn were converted into apartments and Mrs. Josephine Walker opened a beauty shop in 347. In 1962 Printcraft Press moved in and held ownership until March of 1980, after being passed around from trustee to trustee, Lori Judge and Lou Thomann purchased the property in 2006 when it then became home to Judge Realty. Lori Judge, founder and broker-in- charge of Judge Realty is proud to continue the legacy of strong, forward thinking business women at the helm of 347 Abercorn Street.
Photography by Jon Waits
8 Village Place, Tybee Island, GA, 31328
3 Bed/ 2.5 Bath/ 1,759 SF
This amazing property located on Tybee Island is the perfect vacation home, with abundant natural light flooding into the large open living spaces, and is being offered fully furnished. The home’s charming custom kitchen is the perfect gathering place before taking the elevator down to head to the beach, and when you return there’s a private outdoor shower to wash the sand off. Upstairs, the master suite has high ceilings, a private balcony, office nook, and a walk-in shower. This amazing, comfortable, and low-maintenance home is a must see property perfect for island living and could be a vacation rental as well.
Contact Pam Peterson at 912.401.2264 or stop in to Judge Realty at 347 Abercorn Street to schedule a viewing.